Welcome to NYWIFT Talks, a weekly series to bring updated news and vital information about the impact of COVID-19 on the media and entertainment industry. Industry professionals will be in conversation discussing what you need to know about theatrical releases, digital advances, virtual tools, festival opportunities, production updates and more.
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On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, join CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk. The Creative Coalition is a non-profit social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. We will discuss more about the organization, the issues they focus on, and their latest campaign which relates to the current pandemic and health in the United States.
The Creative Coalition Mission Statement
The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns including #RightToBearArts to promote the efficacy of the arts. For more information, visit The Creative Coalition to learn more.
Date: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
Time: 4 PM EST
The conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Advisory Board President Simone Pero.
Robin Bronk has built her career on the solid reputation of developing local strategies and initiatives that resonate with global audiences. As a female executive, Robin expertly led The Creative Coalition’s transformation and growth from a focused nonprofit with a $200K annual operating budget to a national, nonpartisan, and nonprofit social welfare advocate galvanized around the national issue of funding for the arts. Today, the organization boasts $8M in annual sponsorships and champions grassroots campaigns rooted in the arts and entertainment industry.
Simone Pero (moderator) is founder of the social impact film company For Impact Productions and the 2018 Emmy-nominated producer of The Tale starring Laura Dern. Pero’s portfolio embraces visionary film and television projects spotlighting today’s most pressing stories impacting society, culture, and humanity. She is currently executive producing the political drama Lilly about Fair Pay icon Lilly Ledbetter, is associate producer on (Untitled) Annie Mae Aquash, and co-executive producer on Viva Verdi!. Recently, Pero was an executive producer on This Changes Everything (2018 Toronto International Film Festival) and her work leading The Tale’s global social impact campaign reverberated to audiences around the world, in historic legislation, and at the United Nations. Pero’s penchant for issue-driven film began as producer of the award-winning disability rights documentary Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy. Pero is on faculty at the Stony Brook Killer Films MFA in Film program and is Advisory Board Chair of New York Women in Film & Television and a Board Member of Women in Film & Television International.
Free Virtual Q and A
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.